Education & Events

Field Trips and Field Experiences

Visitors of all ages from preschool through senior citizens will benefit from experiential and educational visits to 1000 Islands. Our naturalists work with the teacher or group leader to ensure programs and activities supplement and enhance classroom curricula or group interests.

Program Guide (PDF)

Program Listings (PDF)

Field Trip Request Form (PDF)

Preparing for Your Field Trip (PDF)

Educator Loan Program

All program and educational materials are available for loan to area educators. Materials include specimens, equipment, lesson plans and program kits. For specific items available contact the Director or Assistant Naturalist.

Director: Debra Nowak, 920-759-5673,

Scout Programs

Cub Scouts

Join an achievement-based program designed by our naturalists to meet adventure requirements. Adventures are currently offered for Bears, Wolves, and Webelos.

Webelos Walkabout Registration Form 2022 (PDF)

Eagle Scout Projects

We offer a variety of opportunities for Eagle Scout projects. Contact the Director at to discuss options and timing.

Girl Scouts

1000 Islands works with Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes to develop programs based on badge requirements. To view classes held at 1000 Islands and to register for a class, contact GSNWGL.

Classes & Workshops

1000 Islands provide a variety of nature-inspired classes and workshops for the entire family. We welcome you to join us for a great learning experience.

Fall-Winter 2021 Programs (PDF)


Eagle Days

Eagle watching along the lower Fox River can be spectacular. 1000 Islands has always been an ideal area each winter to watch eagles either perched in large trees along the water’s edge or soaring above. They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. Early morning or at sunset is a prime time during the day to see eagles flying and fishing.

Each year, on the 4th Saturday in January, 1000 Islands hosts Eagle Days. Eagle lovers of all ages come to watch eagles fishing, soaring overhead or roosting in nearby trees. Eagle Days is a family day and provides an educational program featuring a live bald eagle. Other activities include a full-size replica of an eagle’s nest, hands-on eagle activities, children’s crafts, coloring contest, door prizes and more. All activities are free.

2021 Eagle Days

National Eagle Center

American Eagle Foundation

National Eagle Repository

Wisconsin DNR